Sunflower Sea Star

Sunflower Sea Star is a starfish species that was recently listed as a critically endangered species by the IUCN. Between 2013 and 2020, the population of the species has declined by 90.6%. This was primarily due to the sea star wasting syndrome which became a marine wildlife epidemic in 2013. The species is found in north-east Pacific region. It has 16 to 24 limbs and are predatory in nature.

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